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Nov 3, 2009 10:00pm EST
trending democratic for the last five statewide races giving a big boost to president obama last year for the election. what was it about mcdonnell that spurred this change this time around? >> sean, when you look at these numbers, one things comes clear off the page. the owe bomb voter -- owe obama voters that registered last year didn't turn out this year. nearly half a million new voters entered the rolls last year with barack obama in the ballot, both during the primary and in the general election. clearly a lot of voters stayed home tonight. we are seeing voter totals maybe inching over the 20% mark. now 49% of voters turned out last year at this time. that didn't happen tonight and it hurt the democrats. >> tom fitzgerald live in richmond. thank you. >>> now to the democrats. creigh deeds' campaign headquarters. he conceded about an hour ago. maureen, what did deeds say about his defeat? >> reporter: he says he will continue fighting for virginians, as you can see behind me this barrett is over. they are packing up. they started doing that almost an hour ago, soon after the cand
FOX
Nov 15, 2009 10:00pm EST
president obama is making a big mistake bringing these 9/11 terror suspects to new york for trial. >>> you hear a lot about stores struggling in a down economy but we found one that is thriving. their secret and how they're passing those savings along to you. >>> keep it right here on fox 5. we are just getting started. more and more, the quality of our lives depends on our connections. access to high-speed internet at home and on the go is no longer a luxury. it's how our children access education. it's how we find jobs discover information, and connect with family and friends. it's the spark that drives innovation creates investment, and builds a stronger economy. to shape a better tomorrow, at&t is investing in america's future - working to create an internet that's smart, mobile and safe. last year at&t invested more than any other company in the u.s. and we're continuing to invest this year, to expand and enhance our wireless and wired networks. we support a national plan that ensures high speed intert access and enables adoption by all americans, over the next five
FOX
Nov 25, 2009 10:02pm EST
with president obama and our first lady. obviously this investigation is just beginning. we have tried to get in touch with the couple for additional comment but have not heard back. no word on whether they could face charges. of course we will stay on top of this story and bring you more as get it. >> thanks very much. >>> to another big story we're following. the suspect in the murder of this 9-year-old boy found dead in his jail cell today. jose pena was arresadd eek ago for shooting -- arrested a week ago for shooting this little boy through his apartment door. >> reporter: he used a sheet to take his own life. tonight an investigation is now underway at the jail. officials confirm pena was operated from other inmates at the time. the big question tonight is when was the last time someone checked in on this high profile alleged child killer. in the neighborhood of 9-year- old oscar fuentes, the news that his alleged killer was found hanged in the d.c. jail was met with mixed reaction. >> they should have watched him. it's a big case. they should have kept an eye on him. >> with any big c
FOX
Nov 13, 2009 10:00pm EST
towers once stood. >> reporter: in halted comments from japan, president obama says he supports the attorney general's decision. >> i'm absolutely convinced that khalid sheikh mohammad will be subject to the most exacting demands of justice. >> reporter: but critics say treating 9/11 as a civilian criminal case rather than a war crime would not only produce damaging information about u.s. interrogation tactics but raise new york's profile as a target of terror. holder's predecessor of the bush administration blasted the decision. >> a decision i consider to be not only unwanted but based on the fact of the refusal to face the fact of what we're involved here is a war, people who following a religiously-based ideology that calls upon them to kill us. >> reporter: more important than where the conspirators are tried is that they are found guilty. >> if they did it, maybe they should be -- [ inaudible ] it's changed my life and i know it's changed a lot of other lives. a lot of us will never be the same. >> reporter: tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >>> a family visiting the nation's ca
FOX
Nov 28, 2009 10:00pm EST
obama. now there's a call for a congressional investigation. an official white house photo of michaele and tareq salahi shows the couple speaking right here with president obama. today a new york congressman says he want as review of secret service practices. the incident compromised the safety and security of the president and undermined congress' confidence and the protection that we expect from the secret service, end quote. the secret service responded to the incident saying the president and other guests were never in danger because the couple was required to go through a security check just like everyone el. the secret service has added it has not ruled out the possibility of filing criminal charges against the couple if they lied to get in. >>> a tragic stare in fairfax county where a small fire has left dozens of cats and several birds dead. it happened at a home in centreville that serves as a rescue center the owners wrl aware -- were away. matt ackland was at scene. >> reporter: at this hour, fire investigators are still trying to figure out what exactly sparked the small fi
FOX
Nov 5, 2009 10:00pm EST
are soldiers and officers. the rest are family members and staff. >>> president barack obama spoke with the commanding officer at fort hood. he expressed condolences and offered help. publicly he called the shootings a difficult outburst of violence. >> it's difficult enough when we lose these brave americans in battles overseas. it is horrifying they should come under fire at an army base on american soil. >> this evening both the house and the senate paused to remember those who died. >> members and those in the gallonly will please rise and serve a moment of silence in memory of the victims of violence at fort hood. >>> tonight the fort hood community is still trying to come to grips with the shooting rampage. melissa is the post still on lock down status. >> reporter: it isn't. in fact, a little over an hour ago they started allowing people on a restricted basis go inside the post, inside the army base. a central time this place was on lock down, no one could go inside or outside. now however we're told family members and friends are able to reunite with those who have been on
FOX
Nov 29, 2009 10:00pm EST
escape and give the afghan insurgency new life. >>> the study comes out just prior to president obama's speech on troop levels. tuesday he is expected to announce how many additional troops he'll send to afghanistan. it is a decision the whole country has waited weeks for. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are already weighing in. fox 5's sarah simmons takes a closer look tonight. >> reporter: in two days president obama will announce the new battle plan for afghanistan. he's expected to send an additional 34,000 troops but some lawmakers worry it may not be enough. >> you need to put in everybody you can as quickly as you can and deliver a knockout punch to the enemy. >> reporter: the president's top commander on the ground wanted 40,000 additional troops to defeat the taliban led insurgency, stabilize the afghan government and provide more obtaining for afghan forces. but some democratic lawmakers don't think more u.s. combat troops is the answer. >> why the additional troops would help increase the size of the afghan army. when i was in afgh
FOX
Nov 27, 2009 10:00pm EST
with president obama. >> reporter: part of the mystery of how this happened is solved and how close the northern virginia couple got to president obama. tonight the secret service is looking into whether there should be criminal charges. this is the official white house photo showing tareq and michaele salahi in a receiving line shaking hands with president barack obama. the newest revelation in what's now a growing scandal. tuesday night the pair is accused of slipping into a white house state dinner uninvited despite the supposed high security. not only was the president there, but india's prime minister too. now the secret service wants to question the couple. one newspaper says two agents showed up at their oasis winery about 11:00 friday morning. a vineyard manager tolded agent the salahis weren't there. then she says the agents left this message for them. >> they said -- [ inaudible ] and that if they didn't -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: the revelation has left many asking how could the security breach happen. the agency charged with protecting the president says its own protocols violated
FOX
Nov 6, 2009 10:00pm EST
. >> reporter: the white hoe says it was previously scheduled, but president obama paid his first visit to walter reed today, visiting with wounded troops, and the staff that cares for them. brian. >> bob barnard tonight. >>> an army major from great fls, virginia helped treat the victims of the fort hood shooting. major steven beckwith is a supervisor at the army medical center's emergency room. today he described the scene as 35 patients filled his e.r. >> one thing that really caught my attention, there were a number of guys who came in with leg or arm injuries who were quick to say i just have a leg. this person is shot here, here, and here. they need to be addressed. that's great to see the soldiers really keeping their xoasher and helping us get to folks who need help first. everybody was helping out. and those kind of situations, certainly we're better for it, we train for these kind of things. we had a big disaster training event scheduled for today. we've put that on hold for now. >> major beckwith says as soon as they realized the magnitude of the shooting they called all empl
FOX
Nov 20, 2009 10:00pm EST
, president obama's former pastor called a racist by some is being a speech right now. roz plater joins us with more on the controversy surrounding his appearance. >> reporter: he has been out of the tional spotlight for a year or so but he is still sparking debate. hateful e-mails and even tonight a boycott. and on the night of celebration, there was even extra security. a lightning rod for controversy, the reverend jeremiah wright is the keynote speaker for the naacp and his very presence is stirring things up. the civil rights group got men menacing e-mails. one of the e-mails i got was saying be careful because it makes people take things in their own hands. >> reporter: one state delegate is -- [ inaudible ] i oppose mr. wright's views and disappointed he was selected to receive this honor. it distracts away from the good men and women receiving awards and has hurt the financialability to raise funds for scholarships. but the organization's president stands by the choice saying members wanted to hear from the man himself without the filter of the media. >> there were some sound bites
FOX
Nov 26, 2009 10:00pm EST
at the check point did not follow proper procedures. >>> president obama took some time out of his day to call ten u.s. service members stationed in war zones. the president told them he's truly grateful for their services and sacrifices to our country. he thanked all military men and women. >> our thoughts and prayers to the many families marking this thanksgiving with an empty seat saved for a son or a daughter, the husband or wife stationed in harm's way. we say a special thanks for the sacrifices those men and women in uniform are making for our safety and freedom. >> wounded soldiers in afghanistan got a chance to enjoy a holiday meal. the u.s. ambassador to afghanistan visited injured men and women. president obama is expected to announce plans to send more troops to afghanistan. >>> troops in iraq also enjoying some turkeytoday. it looks good. soldiers in the wisconsin national guard got turkey with all the trimmings in their dining hall in baghdad. president obama plans to withdraw all u.s. combat forces from iraq by september of next year. >>> back here at home, less than two hours fr
FOX
Nov 14, 2009 10:00pm EST
. >> reporter: the obama administration says it will try five accused plotters of the 9/11 attacks in new york city, just blocks from where the twin towers fell. >> those allegedly responsible for the attacks of september 11 will finally face justice. they will be brought to new york. >> reporter: some people in new york city, including the mayor and police commissioner say there's no place more proacht for the -- appropriate for the suspects to face justice. but the decision isn't sitting well with everyone. it's drawing raw emotion and anger from some families of nearly 3,000 victims. debra burlinggame's brother was the pilot of the plane which hit the pentagon after being over taken by hijackers. >> we are going to unleash hell on this administration and we are going to try and stop this. >> reporter: a retired firefighter and first responder says trying the five men in new yrk, including alleged mastermind khalid sheik mohammad will reopen a wound. >> we're going to drag new yorkers, families, firefighters, police officers' families through the muck again, people that are trying to move on
FOX
Nov 18, 2009 10:00pm EST
. >>> first lady michele obama visited a school in alexandria to talk about keeping kids healthy with nutrition and exercise. they congratulated them on winning a usda healthier u.s. silver school award. while there she took part in a round table discussion with principal, teachers and parents to talk about healthier choices. >> we know the statistic. we know that the school lunch and nutrition program is a major part of kids' lives because so many kids are getting most of their meals here. and we also know that we can do better. >> mrs. obama praised the school for extending recess from 20 to 30 minutes to get a little more physical activity into the students' days. >>> a historic day on capitol hill. senator robert byrd became the longest serving lawmaker in congressional history. his colleagues gave him a standing ovation and paid tribute to him on the senate floor. he's served for 56 years includingix years serving in the house. he says he looks forward to serving another 56 years. he turns 92 on friday. >>> senators faced off against u.s. attorney general eric holder on capi
FOX
Nov 7, 2009 10:00pm EST
from the president. mr. obama urging democrats to stick together and push the bill through. >> now is the time to finish the job. >> reporter: there were worries about the democratic majority faltering when some democrats last night expressed concerns about voting for a bill that would support federally-funded abortions. the republicans used this issue as a weapon in debate today. >> we have no guarantees that when this comes back from conference, that that language, stopping taxpayer funding of abortion will be in the bills. >> reporter: the issue got so heated at times, some members broke house rules by directly debating each other. >> have you ever had a guarant like that from anybodience is you have been here? no. >> will members please make their statements -- [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: several times on saturday, the proposed plan was physically brought to the floor. the republicans criticizing the size of it. 1900 pages of what some call wasteful spending. >> i don't believe that this bill should see the light of day. it certainly should not pass. >> reporter: but the dem
FOX
Nov 8, 2009 10:00pm EST
thanksgiving which brings them into a december start. >>> president obama is praising iraq for its election law and calls it crucial as the iraqi people take charge of their future. >> tough allenges were made and i'm sure there will be difficult days to come. this agreement advances the political fro degrees that can bring lasting peace and unity to iraq and allow for the orderly and responsible transition of american combat troops out of iraq by next september. >> the reform was passed by a wide margin after weeks of deadlock. many leaders feared the delay counsel do the progress toward greater stability. >>> a 9-year-old boy credited for stopping a carjacking suspect in his tracks. how that little boy wearing the number 90 -- 80, did t plus hundreds join a new push to find a missing virginia tech student gone now for weeks. we'll be right back. d >>> a texas based group that once helped look for elizabeth smart is looking for a girl who went missing from a metallica concert. they are hoping to uncover new clues. so far no luck. the founders started the group af
FOX
Nov 9, 2009 10:00pm EST
, and therefore if that is true the murder of these 13 people was a terrorist act. >> president obama and the first lady michelle will attend a memorial service tomorrow at ft. hood. >>> and on the hunt for killers who shot a much loved store owner. hernandez handed over the cash and the two men shot her several times anyway. police are looking into the matter on kennedy street close by to see if they captured the killers. >>> and riding on a defensive situation, the video showing a mayor and a team of bikers using police escorts. the safety advocates says that it appears to cause problems with red lights and traffic. more on the mayor's training troubles. roby chavez has more. >> reporter: nobody likes to sit in traffic, and this video shows that the mayor may be responsible for some congestion. many wonder why he is not using the bike lanes throughout the city instead of using the open highway. with his red, white and blue biking tights, the mayor shows he likes to bike. the problem? this video captured by wopt radio shows, the mayor and his t
FOX
Nov 11, 2009 10:00pm EST
.s. military who served our country. president obama led a wreath laying ceremony at arlington national cemetery in virginia. he laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier telling the veterans how much their sacrifice is appreciated. >> to them and to all who have served in every battle, in every war, we say that it's never too late to say thank you. we honor your service. we are forever grateful and just as you have not forgotten your missing comrades, neither ever will we. >> today the president also took a slow walk through the section of arlington national cemetery that's reserved for service members killed in iraq and afghanistan. tonight a group of local soldiers is just back from afghanistan. fog 5's west -- fox 5's wisdom martin joins us with more. >> reporter: after six months in afghanistan, a group of soldiers from the state of washington stopped in maryland on their way home. since this is their day, it's only appropriate that they were welcomed here with a celebration. for the soldiers of baq 134, the six-month tour in afghanistan is over. it's time to take it easy. o
FOX
Nov 12, 2009 10:00pm EST
and president obama wants to know with whom that information was shared. this comes after reports that military doctors overseeing hasan's training at walter reed medical center were concerned he was psychotic. a joint terrorism task force led by the f.b.i. claims it learned late last year that hasan had exchanged exchanged exmails with a radical -- e-mails with a radical muslim cleric who encouraged muslims to kill terrorists in iraq. they said it was too early to make any comment other than the matter is under investigation. >> number one issue i think right now is that major hasan be brought to justice. >> reporter: at fort hood, chris gutierrez, fox news. >>> new tonight, a northern virginia family dealing with a stunning turn of event. their healthy, athletic son suddenly comes down with a debilitating illness. they believe it's connected to a swine flu vaccine he got 24 hours earlier. is there really a link? roz plater is investigating the possible side effects. >> i never thought i would be using a walker at 14, you know. this is just less than a week ago i was high flying, playing baske
FOX
Nov 16, 2009 10:00pm EST
of the page. >>> part of the obama administration's tax break may end up costing millions of taxpayers. the trerkry department says more -- treasury department says more than 15 million could unexpectedly owe money when they file their federal returns next year. the problem is some people received the tax credit twice because they have two jobs or because they're married and both spouses received stimulus checks. the tax credit was supposed to pay individuals up to $400 and couples up to $800. >>> dry enough ut there? looking pretty nice. >> nice. beautiful day, wasn't it? >> oh, jeez. >> not the case out west. looks like the dead of winter out there. heavy snow in several states. eureka, kansas, eight inches of snow has fallen there. also big snowfall in denver where nearly a foot of snow is on the ground. the foothills about 16 inches. >> awfully active across the country. >> i'm glad it's not like that here though. >> we've had our share last week and had it been colder that powerful nor'easter which did a lot of damage at the beaches could have snowed real hard on us. >> we like to
FOX
Nov 10, 2009 10:00pm EST
lost in the rampage at fort hood. >> reporter: shawn, president obama and the first lady were there for today's service bu before it even started, they met privately with victims' families and with some of the injures soldiers, including some who are still in the hospital recovering from their gunshot wounds. >> we come together filled with sorrow for the 13 americans that we have lost. >> reporter: the president and first lady among the thousands who went to fort hood tuesday for a somber ceremony to remember the 12 u.s. soldiers and one civilian gunned down in last week's shooting rampage. >> this is a time of war. if these americans did not die on a-- yet these americans did not die on a foreign field of battle. they were killed here, on american soil. every evening that the sun seth on a tranquil town, every dawn that a flag is unfurled. every moment that an american enjoys life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, that is their legacy. reporter: the president told stories about each of the victims, whose empty boots lined a wall. pictures of each of the fallen also on
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